How One Lucky EyeEm Photographer Won a Canon Camera

By EyeEm Team - 15 min read

Here are the results from our “Live for the Story” Mission.

This summer, we ran a special Mission with Canon. For it, we asked you to shoot tales of an endless summer—things that echo Canon’s call to “Live for the Story.” In return, the camera maker had promised to reward their chosen winner with amazing prize: A brand-new Canon EOS M5.

No wonder, then, that this Mission was a massive success: In just 22 days, you contributed over 121,000 photos and left more than 50,000 comments on each other’s pictures. Today, we’re happy to present you the winners and unveil which lucky photographer received the camera.


Congratulations to Yicheng Xiao! For your amazing picture of a cave swimmer, you’ll be receiving a Canon EOS M5 camera.

rock formation

By 肖益成


We were floored by the quality of submissions to this Mission—incredibly evocative photos that show summer from its brightest side. Thank you so much for contributing your pictures and congratulations for making it onto the shortlist.

real people

By Merle Eckstein


By Blake Howarth

Woman jumping amidst trees in forest during winter

By Cristian Bortes

People relaxing on boat in the sea

By Andy Id

Rear view of silhouette man standing on field against cloudy sky during sunset

By M. Akbar ‘Anifa


By Michael Schauer


By Marieke Feenstra

two people

By Matei M.

human hand

By Michael Moeller

By Patrick Wendt

rear view

By Alex Vakulin

Silhouette man with arms raised against illuminated city at night

By Akphotography00

Portrait of teenage boy sitting on fishing net

By Pantea Naghavi Anaraki


By Nick Verbelchuk

one person

By Alexandru Mahu

Blurred motion of shirtless boy running on field

By Ayan Roy

Woman standing against sky

By WenQi Li

Cropped hand holding young backpack woman climbing on cliff

By Niclas Stoehr

Full length of smiling baby girl with father in sea

By Gaile

Low section of man against blue wall

By Anass Bachar

Rear view of woman standing against clear sky

By Alaric

full length

By Alexandre Amaral

Rear view of man in city against clear sky

By Altan Can


By Aquiles Pirovano


By Alexandre Amaral

full length

By Honore

Rear view of friends sitting on lake against mountains

By lety_


By Alejandro Maese

high angle view

By Froi Rivera

one animal

By zhengjun

senior adult

By Irakli Abashidze 📷

selective focus

By Betsy Meza Moreno

Young man with arms outstretched standing in snowfall

By Akphotography00

Full length of young man lying on grass

By Selasi Tawia


By Adrian Ponce – AP Motion Frames

one person

By E R I K

High angle view of umbrella on beach

By Alexandre Amaral

real people

By darlene turla

Cropped hands of man with map

By Alexandre Amaral


By Benimonzieur

Cropped image of hand touching dog

By Fabiana

Portrait of young man in field

By Miguel Angel Magüesín Gallardo

Low section of man sitting above river

By Nick Verbelchuk

Missions are your chance to get your photos seen and win amazing prizes. Want to participate as well? Check out current Missions and submit your pictures!

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